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World in a Bottle: Chinese Inside-Painted Snuff Bottles

World in a Bottle: Chinese Inside-Painted Snuff Bottles


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Title: The World in a Bottle: Chinese Inside-Painted Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Joseph Baruch Silver and Traditional Chinese Paintings
Authors: Little, Stephen L. & Silver, Joseph B.
Binding: Hardbound, 93 pp., over 100 color and b/w illustrations, bibliography, paper, Honolulu, 1994.
Condition: Used (Excellent condition)

This catalog examines the links between traditional Chinese painting and the styles and motifs chosen by painters who decorate inside-painted snuff bottles. It demonstrates that paintings on inside-painted bottles reflect a complex series of artistic lineages and genres of Chinese painting, some have been established since the Song dynasty. A short biography of painters of snuff bottles is also included.

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